Evgeny Lebedev

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This name uses Eastern Slavic naming customs; the patronymic is Alexandrovich and the family name is Lebedev.
Evgeny Lebedev
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Evgeny Lebedev
Born (1980-05-08) 8 May 1980 (age 35)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Residence London, England
Ethnicity Russian British
Citizenship British[citation needed]
Parent(s) Alexander Lebedev (father)

Evgeny Alexandrovich Lebedev (/iev'geniː.'lɛbɛdɛv/; Russian Cyrillic: Евгений Александрович Лебедев; born 8 May 1980) is the chairman and owner of Evening Standard Ltd, the publisher of the Evening Standard, which he bought in January 2009 and of Independent Print Ltd, publisher of the Independent, the i and the Independent on Sunday, which he bought in March 2010.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in the Soviet Union, Evgeny Lebedev moved to London at the age of eight as his father, Alexander Lebedev, took a job at the Soviet Embassy in the city.[1] Lebedev received British citizenship in October 2010.[citation needed]

Evening Standard[edit]

He is the chairman and owner of the publisher of the Evening Standard, which he bought in January 2009,[2][3] and of Independent Print Ltd, publisher of the Independent, the i and the Independent on Sunday, which he bought in March 2010.[4]

Under Lebedev's tenure, the Evening Standard became the first large-circulation newspaper in Britain to be distributed free, its circulation tripling to 600,000 copies.[5]

Other business interests[edit]

Lebedev's other business interests include:

Arts and culture[edit]

Lebedev is a supporter of the arts and chairman of the Evening Standard Theatre Awards.[9]

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